in Rancho Mirage & Palm Springs, CA
If you are searching for long-lasting results to smooth facial wrinkles, Bellafill® may be your answer. Bellafill® is unique because it has been shown to last years instead of months, compared to other filler treatments.
What is Bellafill®?
Bellafill® is classified as a “synthetic” filler. It consists of a mix of 80 percent collagen and 20 percent polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. PMMA is a biocompatible material that has been safely used in medical implants and other devices for over 65 years.
Bellafill® targets nasolabial folds and acne scars in a two-step method. The FDA has verified its results on nasolabial folds for five years. It has verified Bellafill® results for treating acne scars for up to one year.
What Areas Can Bellafill® Be Used For?
- Laugh lines
- Under the eyes
How does Bellafill® work?
Bellafill® works in two ways, first using the collagen in the filler and then the PMMA microspheres. The collagen shows first, immediately adding volume to the skin to lift and fill smile lines and acne scars.
As the body begins to absorb the collagen, the PMMA microspheres kick in. Once injected along with the collagen, the PMMA microspheres remain in place and they create a matrix that supports new collagen production in your skin. So, in addition to the filling aspect from the injected collagen Bellafill® also stimulates your body to create new collagen, which rejuvenates and fills the skin for years.
Bellafill® Before & After Photos
When will I see my results after my Bellafill® session?
As mentioned above, Bellafill® works in two ways to return the volume to erase smile lines and acne scars. First, it immediately fills in the depressed areas under your nasolabial folds and acne scars. You’ll notice a difference immediately.
From there, as your body begins to absorb the collagen and react to the PMMA microspheres, new collagen production is triggered. This isn’t immediate, but this provides five years of results.
How long does Bellafill® Injections last?
Bellafill® is the king when it comes to dermal filler endurance. No other filler is even close. The FDA has approved Bellafill® and verifies its results on nasolabial folds for five years, and on acne scars for one year. Studies show 83% of patient satisfaction with Bellafill® after five years. Also, 91% of people who’ve had Bellafill® injections would recommend them to a friend.
Do I need multiple Bellafill® Injections?
No, Dr. Lombardo injects Bellafill® during one treatment session. From there, the PMMA microspheres get to work creating new collagen that provides impressive results for 5 years.
What are the side effects of Bellafill® Treatment?
Bellafill® has been extensively studied and shown to be safe. To gain FDA approval, Bellafill® submitted the largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever completed.
After your injection session, you may have some temporary swelling, redness, bruising, lumps or bumps, itching, and discoloration at the injection sites. These typically resolve in 1-7 days.
How much does Bellafill® cost?
As with all injectables, Bellafill® is priced by the syringe. When Dr. Lombardo meets with you, she’ll look at your nasolabial folds and acne scarring (if you are having those treated), and then she can give you an idea of the amount of Bellafill® you will need.